Tools to Help the Journey

One of the best ways I've found to keep on track is to write everything down. Water consumption, fiber consumption, what I've had for meals - then check back to make sure all my nutrients were covered for the day.   So how does one do this on the go - and quickly? I...

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Fabulous Finds for Foodie Fun

Yes - I had FUN with that title 🙂 Q - Can I eat something other than plain cooked meat and veggies? A - YES!! Many friends have inquired about cooking while on the program and still being successful.  As I slipped on the skinny jeans yesterday and made a fantastic...

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Week 2 Results are in!

And the drumroll please..... 2.2lbs of FAT and 8lbs total! I am very pleased with this week's results - I really worked on timing meals / snacks per my trainers suggestions, while adding to the recipe collection.  Learning of the week: BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION What do I...

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Core Program – Week 2

The good news - I lost fat!  The ho-hum news for me, .25lbs of it.  Sigh...... But, as my upbeat trainer pointed out -  I am in the right direction,  my water hydration is up, and I'm wearing skinnier jeans.  So - overall a good week report!  Part of our classroom...

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Superbowl Sunday – What Can I EAT???

With all the hoopla over Superbowl, the myriad of party and menu preparations - those of us sticking to the Core Program might inquire - WHAT CAN I EAT??? Knowing that not all of us are on the same exact parameters - these are my suggestions.  If you have questions,...

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Core Program – Challenges and Solutions

Through adversity, strength is nurtured - Modern Monika proverb This week started out great, I was in "honeymoon phase".  The program was new, commitment was high, and enthusiasm high.  Today is Friday, and I've had a couple challenges.  Here's my recap - and what I...

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Spicy Roasted Edamame

Spicy Roasted Edamame •  1 1/4 cups frozen shelled edamame, thawed •  1/2 teaspoon chili powder (Chinese Five Spice Powder) •  1/4 teaspoon garlic powder •  1/4 teaspoon ground cumin •  1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper •  cooking spray Directions: Preheat oven to 400....

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Core Program – Learning a New Life

I said something this week I'm not sure I EVER have said before.  Want to hear it... "I didn't get all my food in for the day because I was full and didn't realize it was time to eat." Coming from someone who's been scouring cookbooks, menu planning, and basing...

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Jump Start – Conclusion

End of beef and raw vegetables - beginning of next 8 weeks on the Core Program... Drum roll please....at tonight's weigh-in....I officially lost 5.4lb, of which 2.1lb consisted of FAT! Our class spent 2+ hours in intensive nutrition learning mode tonight, undoing...

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Jump Start – Day 5

4lbs down and feeling great! This week has flown by, and the program is working it's job on my system.  I am flushing all the water I take in, and hopefully extra sugars are departing my body as well.  Thankfully, I did not experience the day 3 or 4 headaches some...

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